April 20 | Remembering and Retelling

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 78

Today we’re going on a scavenger hunt.  Ever been on one?  We’re going to look at the list below and see if we can find each one of the things listed in our reading time.  Ready? 

  • The Red Sea 
  • Cloud By Day 
  • Fire by Night 
  • Water from rocks 
  • Manna from heaven 
  • Rebellion in the wilderness 
  • The plagues in Egypt 

The author of this Psalm reminded the Israelites of their story- of God’s story- of how God provided for them time and time again, even though they continued to disobey.  Remembering how God provided for them in the past was important for them to have faith that he would continue to provide for them in the present.  A great way to remember all that God has done is to tell his story.  (Read Psalm 78:4). The more others hear about God’s faithfulness the more they can believe that his faithfulness will continue! 


As a family, retell the story of the Israelites starting with Genesis 15 when God chose AbramHow much can you rememberDraw a timeline that shows the story and marks places where God was faithful to the Israelites even though they were unfaithful to himThank God for his faithfulness to your family today. 

April Memory Verse:

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

APril Memory Verse

April memory verse song

April memory verse coloring sheet

April Fill-in the blank activity

April Prayer Calendar